- Wednesday, 19 November 2014 -
Recipe: Christmassy White Hot Chocolate!
Hello my lovelies! The red cups have made their triumphant return and cities finally rejoice as the festive lights flicker on - oh yes, Christmas is round the corner! And in the spirit of things (with a Costa being conveniently close to campus), I've been indulging in heavenly white hot chocolates to warm me up on those crisp wintery walks to university. On my return home, with only Cadbury's regular hot chocolate to sate my appetite, it wasn't long before I had the pots and pans out, determined to make my own home-made rendition. But I must warn you now: this chocolatey concoction is extremely additive and you may experience side effects of the warm and fuzzy kind. You will need...
500ml of Milk
1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
50g of White Chocolate
A pinch of Cinnamon
Step 1/ Gently heat the milk in a saucepan dispensing your white chocolate in small chunks. Whisk well until all the chocolate has completely melted in the mixture.
Step 2/ Once the mixture has been brought to a gentle simmer, you may then continue to add in half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Step 3/ For a more festive flavour, I doused the mixture with the slightest pinch of cinnamon and stirred well. This balances out the sweetness and let's face it, will smell like Christmas in a mug! After everything has blended, serve evenly into mugs.
Step 4/ Optional: I heaped on a generous amount of whipped cream and sugary toppings making it both a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!
Have you ever tried white hot chocolate before?